Pecan Pie BLOG TOUR2

The How to Bake the Perfect Pecan Pie Blog Tour runs from November 7th until November 18th, each day of the tour a different character will share their favorite recipe for Thanksgiving. Stop by and see what’s cooking in the Hauser kitchen and be sure and enter the giveaway for a $50 Williams-Sonoma Gift Card, just in time for Thanksgiving!

Brianna Bacci’s Favorite Thanksgiving Recipe

The back office at the Hauser home has been converted into a mini-video recording studio for each member of the Hauser family along with two special guests to share one of their favorite Thanksgiving recipes other than the pecan pie.

Hauser Family File: Brianna Bacci is the best friend of Lauren Hauser. Brianna is a real estate mogul, she met Lauren in college and the two have been inseparable ever since, unless she is on a date with her current beaux.

“Roll the tape.”

Brianna storms into the room her jet black hair swishes behind her. She’s in her newest Michael Kors pink dress with gold belt and matching pumps. Brianna eyes the camera and sits back onto the couch.

“Alright so here it is, I love Cheesy Mashed Potatoes, this recipe is perfect it’s got a ton of mozzarella and Parmesan cheese and toasted bread crumbs on top.” Her eyes widen and she takes in a deep breath.

“It seriously could not be any more delish.” She presses her index and thumb together and thumps the air.

“This was my ultimate favorite part of Thanksgiving, other than pecan pie of course, but this year. It became one of my least favorite dishes.” Her shoulders slump and she sighs.

“Well, I’ll let Lauren fill you in on that.” She winks her right eye.

How to Bake The Perfect Pecan PieBrianna’s Cheesy Potatoes (Courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis)

tablespoon butter  pounds russet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces

cup whole milk 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted

1 1/2 cups grated mozzarella cup freshly grated Parmesan

Salt and freshly ground black pepper tablespoons plain dry bread crumbs


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a 13 by 9 by 2-inchbaking dish with 1 tablespoon of butter and set aside.

Cook the potatoes in a large pot of boiling salted water until they are very tender, about 15 minutes. Drain; return the potatoes to the same pot and mash well. Mix in the milk and melted butter. Mix in the mozzarella and 3/4 cup of the Parmesan. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper. Transfer the potatoes to the prepared baking dish. Stir the bread crumbs and remaining 1/4 cup of Parmesan in a small bowl to blend. Sprinkle the bread crumb mixture over the mashed potatoes. Recipe can be prepared up to this point 6 hours ahead of time; cover and chill. 
Bake, uncovered, until the topping is golden brown, about 20 minutes.

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*Be sure to stop by these blogs for sneak peeks and secrets from the Hauser Family!

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13th November – Karen Aldous

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